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The Biodiversity of the Mediterranean Sea: Estimates, Patterns, and Threats
The Mediterranean Sea is a marine biodiversity hot spot. Here we combined an extensive literature analysis with expert opinions to update publicly available estimates of major taxa in this marineExpand
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Impacts of biological invasions: what's what and the way forward.
Study of the impacts of biological invasions, a pervasive component of global change, has generated remarkable understanding of the mechanisms and consequences of the spread of introducedExpand
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Alien species in the Mediterranean Sea—which, when, where, why?
  • B. Galil
  • Biology
  • Hydrobiologia
  • 12 April 2008
A critical evaluation of more than 2,200 publications, some dating back to the late 1800s, established the presence, and traced the spatio-temporal spread, of 558 alien metazoan species in theExpand
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Taking stock: inventory of alien species in the Mediterranean sea
  • B. Galil
  • Biology
  • Biological Invasions
  • 1 February 2009
Abstract573 alien marine metazoan species have been recorded in the Mediterranean Sea. The present checklist is the first to present the species’ native range, presumed mode of introduction, spatialExpand
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A Sea Under Siege – Alien Species in the Mediterranean
  • B. Galil
  • Biology
  • Biological Invasions
  • 1 June 2000
Exotic macrophytes, invertebrates and fish are found in most coastal habitats in the Mediterranean Sea. The Mediterranean Sea has been subjected to introductions of non-indigenous species by shipExpand
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Deep-Sea Biodiversity in the Mediterranean Sea: The Known, the Unknown, and the Unknowable
Deep-sea ecosystems represent the largest biome of the global biosphere, but knowledge of their biodiversity is still scant. The Mediterranean basin has been proposed as a hot spot of terrestrial andExpand
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Crustacea Decapoda: Review of the genera and species of the family Polychelidae Wood-Mason, 1874
Les Polychelidae sont des crustaces decapodes primitifs de grande taille et peu communs, qui vivent dans les profondeurs des oceans jusqu'a 5000 m et entre les latitudes 50°N et 55°S. Une etude desExpand
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A Sea Change — Exotics in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea
The eastern Mediterranean is susceptible to biological invasions because of its placement between the Atlantic, Pontic and Erythrean regions, busy maritime traffic, and lagoons and bays that areExpand
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First record of Mnemiopsis leidyi A. Agassiz, 1865 (Ctenophora; Lobata; Mnemiidae) off the Mediterranean coast of Israel
* Corresponding author Abstract The American comb jelly, Mnemiopsis leidyi, was first noted off the central Mediterranean coast of Israel on 3 March 2009, when a swarm interfered with the operationExpand
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Going to the source: role of the invasion pathway in determining potential invaders
Biological invasions are an increasing agent of change in aquatic systems, and ballast- water transfer in ships is a leading pathway of these invasions. During sequential stages of ballast transferExpand
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